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DEAD VICE PRESIDENTS

           †††† There are 47 vice presidents in the history of our country (more than presidents). Of those 47, six current and former vice presidents are still alive; Walter Mondale, George H. W. Bush, Dan Quayle, Al Gore and Dick Cheney and our current vice president, Joseph Biden. Of the six vice presidents, George H. W. Bush is the oldest and Al Gore is the youngest. Fourteen U. S. Vice Presidents became President. Five were elected in their own right; four inherited the office through the natural death of the incumbent, four by assassination and one by resignation.

VP flag           †††† Some of said it was a bad job and couldn't wait to get out of it. Others would do anything to get it. Vice-Presidents get their own seal and their own flag plus free use of Air Force One when the big guy is not using it.

           †††† In this page, I have included the 41 vice-presidents who are no longer with us. Unlike dead presidents, they are much more spread out throughout the country, covering 19 states. They are as far south as Selma. Alabama and as far north as Bangor, Maine. They are in Minneapolis, Minnesota and out west in California. This page has only those who did not go on to become president. If you want one of the vice-presidents who did get to the Oval Office (they are in italics), click on his name and it will take you to the DPOTUS page. To get back, you will have to hit the return key. The boxes in dark blue are included. The ones in light blue are on the "To Get List".

VP seal           †††† So far, I have 28 Dead Vice-Presidents. I got James Schoolcraft Sherman in August of 2003 on a trip to upstate New York. In 2005, on a trip through the Midwest with my wife Debbie, I picked up six more; Schuyler Colfax, Thomas Hendricks, Charles Fairbanks and Thomas Marshall in Indiana and Adlai Stevenson and Charles Dawes in Illinois.

           †††† Of the 28 that I have, 17 were only vice-presidents. As you can see, I have almost 70% of them. My trip to Indiana had a big payoff. That is where most of the Dead Vice-Presidents are (four). In fact, there are three DVP's in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis (along with President Benjamin Harrison). Debbie and I got them all in one afternoon.

           †††† On a pleasant afternoon in May of 2006, Debbie and I drove up the Hudson River valley to Rhinebeck, New York. While we were there, we visited Levi Morton's grave, my 23rd dead vice president. In July of 2006, Debbie and I spent a weekend in Boston. We stayed in Natick, Massachusetts which enabled us to visit Henry Wilson's grave, my 24th dead vice president.

           †††† In March of 2008, my wife and I visited the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and while we were there, went to Greensville and visited the grave of Andrew Johnson, my 30th dead president and 25th dead vice president. In 2010, we went to Texas to get LBJ who was also a VP becoming my 26th dead VP.

           †††† In July of 2010, Debbie and I visited Los Angeles. We visited the presidential libraries of Nixon and Reagan. With Richard M. Nixon, I have 27

           †††† On August 30, 2010, Debbie and I drove down to Baltimore to see a Red Sox game in Camden Yards. Unfortunately, Josh Becket and the Sox lost to the Oís 5-2. On our trip back, we went a bit out of our way to get Spiro Agnew, who became Dead VP number 28.

 

Who will be number 29?


 

John Adams

Hannibal Hamlin

Calvin Coolidge

Thomas Jefferson

Andrew Johnson

Charles Dawes

Aaron Burr

Schuyler Colfax

Charles Curtis

George Clinton

Henry Wilson

John N. Garner

Elbridge Gerry

William A. Wheeler

Henry Wallace

Daniel Tompkins

Chester Arthur

Harry S. Truman

John C. Calhoun

Thomas Hendricks

Alben Barkley

Martin Van Buren

Levi P. Morton

Richard M. Nixon

Richard M. Johnson

Adlai Stevenson

Lyndon B. Johnson

John Tyler

Garret Hobart

Hubert Humphrey

George Dallas

Theodore Roosevelt

Spiro Agnew

Millard Fillmore

Charles Fairbanks

Gerald R. Ford

William R. King

James S. Sherman

 Nelson Rockefeller

John C. Breckinridge

Thomas Marshall

 

Dead Vice President Count

 

Have                   Need

28      13

 

 

 

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